Our 13 yr. old doxie coughed once or twice two days ago. No other symptoms. He had been playing, running, eating, showing no signs of ill health.
Today, he was coughing more and his breathing was labored.
We took him to vet. Xrays showed heart grossly enlarged, with massive pleural effusion.
They said he's in heart failure...They put him on oxygen and told us to call back later.
We know this is a grim prognosis, but are there meds nowadays for heart failure in dogs, as there are for humans?
We don't want any suffering or grand heroics, but would like to know what options are available these days . The vet will probably explain all to us later but in the meantime, we're so scared and upset just waiting.
Please help with any info if you can...